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    Writing a Silverlight Content Control

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    This article illustrates the writing of a Silverlight content control. If you’d rather just dive into the code and explore it yourself then it is available for download here: http://cid-136a36717e5d129c.skydrive.live.com/embedrow.aspx/Blog%20Files/CollapsiblePanel.zip...
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    The Double-Hop Problem

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    The double-hop problem will usually only be an issue to those of you who write some sort of web-based code (a web application or web service) that uses impersonation. As a .NET programmer I must confess I did not realise that impersonation was built into...
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    Using VisualTransition with a Silverlight Content Control

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    Note: The zip archive below has been updated after Silverlight 2 released to the web. For more details on the changes I made, see this post. This post is part of series that demonstrates how to write a Silverlight 2 content control. The first post...
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    A Home for the Collapsible Panel

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    Phew! It's been a long time since my last post. I have no excuse. I've been a lazy bum and I know it. Well, getting married will do that to ya :) I have been using the Collapsible Panel control as a tool to demonstrate various Silverlight concepts over...
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    Windows XP Service Pack 3 released

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    Windows XP Service Pack 3 was released to manufacturing on April 21st. An overview of the contents of this service pack is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=68c48dad-bc34-40be-8d85-6bb4f56f5110&displaylang=en...
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    Windows Mobile Power Savers

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    I love my Windows Mobile phone. I still can't help but be surprised at how much I've come to rely on it. I've gotten used to flagging email on my phone so that I can read it later. I don't have to face a barrage of unread email messages everytime I sync...
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    Paste As Text 1.0

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    Hurrah! My first project on codeplex. It's here: http://www.codeplex.com/PasteAsText . Paste As Text is actually a very simple tool to solve a very simple problem. I've actually been using it for a good 3 months now and it worked out great for me. I thought...
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    Collapsible Panel Makes it to Silverlight 2 RTM

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    This was something that had been bothering me for a while. Silverlight 2 came out almost two months ago now and I still haven't had the time to go back and update CollapsiblePanel, my sample content control. To read more about CollapsiblePanel, go here...
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    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services

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    This is a bit of a "Did you know?" post but I was unaware of this and figured there would be other people who could use this little tip. I was recently working on a project where I needed to write a search feature. I decided to go with SQL Server's brilliant...
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    Automatic Change Notification for Your View Models

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    Note: If you’d rather just jump into the code the sample that goes with this post is here: One of the features in WPF Starter Kit ( http://wpfstarterkit.codeplex.com ) that I am very proud of is the automatic change notification functionality. While implementing...
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    Cannon PI

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    Heh. This could be a lot of fun. I’m looking out for the first episode. 50 points to whoever can tell me who the Some Guy playing Higgins is :)
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    Building Great Looking Mobile Applications

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    Today at Tech Ed I’ll be trying out something interesting. Instead of speaking on a particular technology area, I’ll be talking about building great looking applications for Windows Mobile. I won’t bother doing a full blown post about this because most...
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    MOSS: Using the List Web Service to Rename a File

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    Right, so I ran into an interesting problem recently. I needed to rename a bunch of files in a document library we have on our team’s MOSS site. Problem is, this is a lot of documents. So I figured I’d use MOSS’s web services to do it. Now in MOSS, a...
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    The WPF Starter Kit

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    Disclaimer: It has come to my attention that there is some confusion in the community regarding the "official status" of the WPF Starter Kit. I wanted to make it clear that this toolkit has come out of my and my team's efforts on a recent project and...
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    Tech-Ed Ahoy!

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    Phew! The demos are done, the Powerpoint deck’s been finalized and I am suffering from a severe lack of sleep. I hope they have lots of coffee at the convention center :) Tech Ed is an yearly Microsoft event meant for developers, IT Pros and business...
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    Assigning a Name to a Silverlight Element

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    I answered this in a comment earlier today but I figured this was something that deserved a post of its own. There seems to be some confusion around how to set the name (x:Name in XAML) of a Silverlight object in code. Here's how it's done: object...
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    Encrypting Configuration Settings in .NET 2.0

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    This article describes a utility called ProtectConfig that can be used to Encrypt/Decrypt .NET 2.0 configuration files using the ProtectSection ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.configuration.sectioninformation.protectsection.aspx ) API...
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    Phew! It's Been a Busy Month

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    It's been a busy time here in Arunjeetland. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I was working on two projects simultaneously. As I was doing that I had an interesting realization. It's easier to do multiple projects if they're on the same technology. The...
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    Silverlight 2: So Close I Can Taste It

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    No doubt many of you have heard that Silverlight 2 RC0 just debuted. There's loads of bug fixes here since Silverlight 2 Beta 2 and some breaking changes as well. Unlike the breaking changes document from Beta 1 to Beta 2 (which was 80 odd pages) this...
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    Consuming Feeds with the .NET Syndication API

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    One of the nicest (and very under-advertised) features to make it into .NET framework 3.5 was the new Syndication API ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.servicemodel.syndication.aspx ). The Syndication API provides .NET applications a great...
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    Biztalk Server 2006 R3 announced

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    The next version of Biztalk (Biztalk Server 2006 R3) was just announced. More details can be found in Steve Martin's blog post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/stevemar/archive/2008/04/23/biztalk-server-platform-updates.aspx . This release is primarily so...
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    TechReady 5

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    So I've finally managed to see America. TechReady 5 is a twice yearly technical readiness event that Microsoft runs for employees. What is great about this event is that it rings together people in the field (like me) who are trying to sell/implement...
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    Are you an aspiring architect?

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    There's a bunch of interesting webcasts coming up for aspiring architects. This series of webcasts is done with the intention of cutting the hype and giving people the straight dope on cutting edge stuff such as SOA and Web 2.0. I would particularily...
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    Quick Guide to Silverlight 2 Beta 1

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    A disclaimer before you read on. Silverlight 2 Beta 2 is due out very soon (sometime this week or early next week) and will mean changes in the installation instructions. I will post an updated quick guide when it is publicly available. Till then, read...
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    Quick Guide to Silverlight 2 Beta 2

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    Silverlight 2 Beta 2 is out! I can't believe the incredible number of changes they made between versions. Sure some of them can be a pain during upgrades (I'll talk more about this in another post) but the new features make it worth the effort :) Here...
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